The first thing people notice about you is your smile. It is your foot forward, your greeting. And nothing says healthy and confident like beautiful white teeth. A white smile is more attractive, more confident, and younger looking. If you don’t genetically have a perfect, white smile, you can have one anyway. With dental technology today, it has never been easier to get radiant white teeth. There are over-the-counter, do-it-yourself options available, but none professional whitening services cannot be matched.
Do your homework and choose an effective, long lasting and a healthy option for your teeth.
The color of your teeth is affected by your daily habits. Various products from toothpastes to whitening strips are effective only for surface stains and typically give you one shade lighter improvement. Generally, they don’t make big impact on the color of your teeth.
In all products, the strength of the ingredients can differ significantly. Whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, whitening strips and whitening gels are the most common. These products that are available over-the-counter are lower strength versions and your dentist can help you decide if they are right for you. The major difference between at-home products and in-office whitening products is the strength of the solution. In office teeth whitening is five to 15 times stronger. Therefore, your dentist can get your teeth whiter, quicker, and make it last longer.
Additionally, in-office whitening ensures that your gums are protected from bleaching agents. Gums are very sensitive, and using an improperly fitting, one-size-fits-all store kit mouthpiece is asking for problems. A dentist will reduce the contact between the solution and your gums.